Mental Health in Schools

Chicago music teacher Trevor Nicholas is inspiring his students to live out their dreams after a tumultuous few years from the COVID pandemic.
Adams promised a telehealth program for all New York City high school students struggling with mental health. But officials offered few details on how it will work.
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from you. How has your relationship with your school community changed since the roller coaster ride of campus closures and openings?
Addressing student mental health is a growing concern, as many students experienced trauma during the pandemic. Banks hasn’t yet unveiled a detailed plan for tackling the issue.
Aurora and Cherry Creek are two districts that offer free therapy sessions to students.
Los consejeros no se reúnen con los estudiantes para solamente hablar sobre sus calificaciones. También brindan consejería de salud mental, algo que a veces no se aprovecha.
NYC has used hundreds of millions worth of federal relief funding for programs with recurring costs, including pre-K and hiring more nurses and social workers.
Some believe the lawsuit could prompt radical changes to the industry, while others expect it to quickly fizzle.
As more schools focus on student mental health, Chalkbeat examines how these roles are designed to help.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
The ratio of students to counselors has reached its lowest point in 36 years, spurred both by new counselors and a nationwide decline in enrollment.
Some New York City educators are seeing an uptick in student marijuana use that is spilling into the school day, and it’s starting at a younger age. Schools are scrambling to respond, especially when mental health issues are connected.
Advocates say they will push for solutions to issues that have become more pressing during the pandemic, including funding, hiring challenges, and student mental health.
These stories will take you inside the world of an exhausted social worker, a student working to come out of her shell, and a mother trying to help her son catch up.
Chicago Public Schools dispatched crisis teams to Benito Juarez Community Academy High School Monday and the school is offering a shortened schedule this week to give students time to process what happened. But because gun violence can ripple through many schools, Chalkbeat compiled a list of resources available to students.
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A decade after Sandy Hook, active shooter threats are forcing schools to make impossible choices.
School social worker Mary Difino wears many hats to meet persistent behavioral concerns and support students’ needs as Chicago recovers from COVID-related disruptions.
Republicans, who will soon have control of the House of Representatives but not the Senate, may not be willing to pay for more mental health services.
School counselors say they see a spike in anxiety and depression, but there’s hope in less stigma in schools around seeking help.
Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Dozens of students joined Make the Road NJ youth leaders to protest against policing in schools and demand more mental health resources and restorative justice practices in schools.
Leaders High School’s annual camping trip serves as a bonding experience and a chance for teens to get a taste of independence, especially after the past few years.
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
Officials cite low participation and new laws that require parent permission. Some advocates say it will make it harder to track signs of poor mental health in teens.
Healing Through Justice, a partnership between Communities United and Lurie Children’s Hospital, uses activism to heal trauma and will now be able to help 3,000 more young people.
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